ALLIES AND MORRISON PART OF THE OPEN-CITY INITIATIVE ‘ARCHITECTURE IN SCHOOLS: PRIMARY’

This year Allies and Morrison took part in the Open-City initiative ‘Architecture in Schools: Primary’ which encourages pupils, in a fun and interactive way, to explore and learn through architecture and their city. Partnered with Marner Primary School, our brief was to design a city for ‘bees, birds and bugs’.

Our programme included a visit to the LookOut, a beautiful eco-friendly, environmental facility in Hyde Park. We aimed to give the pupils an understanding of architecture by exploring three key principles: geometry, scale and material, through what we hoped were engaging and informative exercises.

There was then a model making exercise at the school itself, where we encouraged pupils to explore their ideas using a wide range of media to create engaging and exciting models to be submitted to OpenCity.

The class were congratulated on their submissions at the awards ceremony on their imaginative approach and use of maths and geometry. We were left impressed and energised by the plethora of colourful and creative designs.